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Marrying a Convert
Shalom, My name is Stefon. I'm waiting to hear back from the Beis Din regarding beginning my classes. I was looking up the topic on marriage. However, There is no information on the marriage of a convert, who was divorced twice and has three children from those marriages years before his conversion . Is that convert permitted to marry a Jewish woman with no children?
Three women can bensh mezuman but ten women cannot absolve bircat hagomel said by another woman after eg childbirth. It needs an edah, ten men. I have never ever felt discriminated by any of our mitzvos or chukim and i really am looking for a good answer as i dont believe for a split second that a woman is inferior or discriminated against. A woman is different. I appreciate that. Hoping you can give me the correct answer
Baptism and Idolatrous Remedies
A Jewish woman that was baptized does she need to be 'purified' from it? She is sick in the hospital and the family keeps bringing her things blessed by the priest to help her get better. Do these remedies sully her soul or is it just foolishness? Can I wish someone a happy holiday on his Christian holiday?
The marriage of a Jew with a convert
Hello rabbi. I met a girl 4 years ago and since then we're friends. We were both secular at the time, so there were no particular problems, but during the past 4 years I became more observant, while she remained secular. I am a Jew and she converted to Judaism during her military service (before we met each other) but only "on paper" — I understood from her that she did not want to feel different in the country where she was living and she didn’t want future problems with her children when she married, etc. Her father is Jewish, her mother is not. In terms of her character and her qualities, she is a wonderful person as the Torah commands and even more. When it comes to interpersonal relations, she can give lectures on the subject. She has many fine qualities which her life brought her to, and I even envy and admire them. But concerning her relationship with G-d — it does not exist, she has no fear of G-d and doesn’t even believe in Him — she says she is an "atheist". We have a good relationship — we understand each other and love each other and even care more about each other than ourselves in certain ways. Recently, her sister got engaged and questions began popping up such as living together, marriage, children, etc. I "examined" her in all sorts of ways in order to see if we can bridge the belief gap between us concerning kashrut, children, observing the Shabbat — basic things that could blow up our relationship in the future. She said she would honor me, but she also said: "My children will eat what they want", "I don’t agree that my husband keeps the Shabbat and would rather we go on a trip with the kids", "my children will choose for themselves their own way." I know her statements do not sound good, but she said it in turmoil, she really tries to respect me in the things I believe are right to do. This week I broke up with her after a discussion on the above issues which was held in good spirits and were not offensive in any way, because I felt that this is it, and I am doing the right thing. But for some reason, I am also "angry" with myself and keep asking myself questions like “Who am I to decide that she is not good enough for me?”, and “maybe she is the right one for me”, in addition to my longings and thoughts about her all the time. She was so good and pleasant to everyone, that it's eating me up to suddenly close the door on such a girl. I would be happy to get some advice. I tried to give the basic background of our relationship, of course there is much more to it like in any relationship, but the bottom line is that I'm not at peace with myself.
Can I attend a civil marriage of a Jew to a non-Jew?
Q. Is it permitted to attend a civil wedding between a non-Jewish woman and a Jewish man?
Laws governing a Jewish father’s relationship with his non-Jewish daughter
Rabbi, thank G-d I became religious over a year ago and I belong to the national-religious community. I try to keep more commandments and laws from day to day and in the meantime, everything is going great and I feel closer to G-d more than ever. Unfortunately, in my secular past, I lived with a non-Jewish woman who was a rather religious Christian for several years and we had a daughter. Following a dispute, we parted, the girl stayed with her and I gradually became more interested in Judaism until I became religious. I found a Jewish woman and I married her, and G-d willing we will soon have children and establish a Jewish family. But because I am the father of a girl who is now 14 years old, I meet her often even though I know that according to Jewish law, she is not my daughter because she is not Jewish, and therefore I unfortunately have not yet fulfilled the commandment of procreation. I wanted to ask you, rabbi, my questions about the child: 1. When I meet with my daughter, she instinctively wants to give me a kiss and a hug, and I also hug and kiss her back. But recently a number of people remarked to me that this might be a problem and I may not be allowed to touch her because she is not Jewish. Is this the case? Do I have to restrain from touching her or am I allowed to hug and kiss her because I know in my soul that she is still my daughter? It will be very hard for me to refuse to embrace my daughter because I still feel that she is part of me and she really loves me and I love her very much and I do not think I can hold back from touching her. 2. My daughter sometimes brings me cookies that she bakes at home and I'm sure that the oven in their house is non-kosher even if the ingredients of cookies are kosher. There is also a problem of food cooked without Jewish supervision. I often avoid eating the cookies that she offers me, claiming I am not hungry, but sometimes she insists and begs me to taste them (she probably does not have the slightest idea of the laws of kashrut) and I find it hard to keep refusing her and unwillingly eat the cookies. In your opinion, what can I do? I am very afraid that she will be hurt if I tell her that I can not eat her cookies. 3. When we meet, my daughter is very interested about everything that occurred in my life in the past year since I started to become religious, and is quite astonished to see her father looking different with a beard, wearing a kippa, blessing over food, etc., And because she is not used to it, she often is worried that I may leave her and cut off contact with her, G-d forbid. What do you think is the best way to explain the spiritual process I have been going through? 4. All this makes me wonder what should be our general attitude towards the nations of the world? We know that man is beloved because he was created in G-d’s image and we have to respect every human being no matter who he is, but to what degree are we allowed to form friendships with non-Jews? 5. I'll take advantage of the fact that I am writing these other questions and ask you a question on a slightly different matter: My wife wears a head-covering since we got married, but now she says it's not comfortable for her and she wants to go with a wig. Could I hear what you think about wearing a wig and if it is forbidden, why is that? Thank you and have a good week.
A non-Jew under the Huppah
I’m a Rabbi in Odessa officiating a Wedding. The groom’s grandfather is married to a non-Jewish woman. Is she permitted to stand under the wedding canopy?
Mamzer & Non-Jews
What status does a mamzer (someone who is either born out of adultery by a married Jewish woman and a Jewish man who is not her husband, or born out of incest (as defined by the Bible), or someone who has a mamzer as a parent) have among non-Jews? Does the concept have any significance to them?
Conversion to another Religion
A question that came up in our Jewish community of Paris: a Jewish woman converted to another religion and then she subsequently bore children. What is her status and the status of her children as she has returned to her Jewish roots?
Touching when one is a Nida
I am a divorcee. I went out with a guy while I was a Nida, we are both religious. During the date, he took my hand and held it and stroked it, I did not tell him I was a Nida because I was ashamed, and he had already taken my hand. I pulled it away and he again took my hand. I'm not comfortable that I didn’t tell him I was a Nida because I was ashamed. Will I be punished Above for that?